2016 Goal Update: February


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Goals for 2016

Here is how I did in February with my goals for 2016.

My Mind

Read one business book each month

I listened to The School Of Greatness by Lewis Howes on Audible this month (it was my last free title from my free trial). I had really high hopes for this book and although I did get some good snippets of ideas and inspiration here and there I didn’t find that it lived up to the hype I had heard about it.  It just wasn’t a good fit for my beliefs.

tri-goalsMy Fitness

Return to cross-training

Last month I concentrated just on yoga. In February I added in two days of swimming each week. My first day in the pool after years off from swimming I swam laps for 30 minutes and was exhausted. Back when I was in much better physical shape I would do laps for 60 minutes at a time.  By the month’s end though I could do 30 minutes without feeling so beat at the end.

My plan for March is to add 2  bike work outs. Due to my Plantar Fasciitis still being still in the healing stages I am going to use my gym’s recumbent exercise bikes and really concentrate on making sure my foot is properly positioned on the peddle.

My foot is feeling a little bit better each week. I am craving a run so bad but am sticking to staying away from running until the foot is fully healed in hopes of a full recovery.

Just one treat--goal 2016My Eating

One daily treat only

I have made huge progress with this goal this month thanks to the help of a friend. She wants to take a few pounds off her frame before her next half marathon and I decided to join her. We text each a snapshot of our calorie log each day (we both use the Lose it! app)  and our weigh in each week. Charting my calories is making me more aware of my food choices. I am eating a lot less sugary junk.

Date dayMy Marriage

1 date day a month with my hubby.

My husband and I spent an entire day exploring Indianapolis together in February. We tried out locally baked cupcakes. Went to an amazing deli for lunch. Spent several hours wandering the Indy Art Museum (and yes my injured foot was screaming by the end but it was worth it). We finished the date with a trip to Trader Joe’s for flowers and dinner at a upscale gourmet burger joint.

30 times 12 challengeMy Home

Get rid of 30 items in my home each and every month.

Another 30 items tossed!

Blog goalMy Business

Finish an eBook.

I finished the free printable pack that will be available to readers of the eBook when they subscribe to my blog, and I got the eBook divided into 3 sections, and finished the front and back matter..but there is still more work to do.

I need to decide the chapter order within the three sections and then put it all in one google document (I wrote each chapter in a separate one) . Once it is all put together it is getting sent to a content editor.

My guess is it will be a few more months before it is ready to sell.

One new recipeMy Culinary Creativity

Try one new recipe a month.

I created a new recipe I am calling Chocolate Covered Trail Mix. Sorry but I don’t have a single photo of it to share, it was so good I ate it before I could take a quick snapshot and post it on Instagram.

However next Monday  I plan to post the recipe and pictures of it on the blog.

Set a wow goal!My WOW Goal

As in the past 2 years, my WOW goal is something I am going to share just with a select few. This year’s isn’t blog related but it is still big and going to be a challenge.

Update: Going slow on this goal but progress is progress right?


My Word For 2016

This. Is. So. Hard! So many times this month I have gotten off track in one of my goals and then remembered–one thing.

I think I will be listening to a chapter or two of the book that inspired the word ONE as my word for 2016 each and every month just to help me keep focus.

How did you do with your goals this month? Share with me in the comments.


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